FILE PHOTO: Callan Lennington, 7, Tadd Lennington, 5, and Elias Johnston, 7, jump into the pool at the Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. KATHARINE LOTZE/Signal

Castaic Aquatic Center to stay open through October

While summer vacation is over and school is back in session in the Santa Clarita Valley, extra funding from Los Angeles County means summer swim programs in Castaic will be extended until Oct. 31. With an additional $143,000 in funding approved for the Castaic Aquatic Center by Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger, both child and adult swim programs will continue to be available. “I’m pleased that the community will continue to have access to these aquatic programs for an extended period of time,” Barger said in a statement. “I know they are very popular among area residents and I’m happy they will be offered beyond the summer season.” Youth swim, water polo and dive teams, adult lap swim and aqua aerobics closed on Aug. 13, but with the added funds, reopened on Aug. 21. Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Director John Wicker said the department was grateful for the funding. “This is good news for the Santa Clarita Valley, as the Aquatic Center is used by Castaic area residents and many people across the region,” Wicker said in a statement. From now until Oct. 31, the aquatic center will be open Monday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Also, it will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5 to 9 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Castaic Aquatic Center is located at 31350 N. Castaic Road. For more information, call (661) 294-6467.

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